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  • 25 January 2021
    Technology

    Van Oord has launched the Climate Risk Overview, a global online tool that combines multiple data layers and enables users to identify the world’s most-at-risk coastal areas. The tool is in the public domain and anyone can use it. Van Oord unveiled the new tool during the international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021. The Climate […]

  • 25 January 2021
    Business development

    The Government of the Republic of Kenya has launched the Lake Victoria dredging program to revive maritime trade and open up the lake for other economic activities, Kenya News Agency reports. The contractor, Mango Tree Marine Limited, is expected to dredge a stretch of 61.3 kilometers starting from the pier in Kisumu and going all the way to Mbita […]

  • 22 January 2021
    Business & Finance

    Despite witnessing a downfall in 2020 due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the dredging market is gradually recovering, and is projected to exhibit steady growth over the coming years, reports the Fact.MR. For example, the United States passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which unlocked the Harbor Maintenance Trust […]

  • 14 January 2021
    Infrastructure

    The construction work for the urgent coastal protection at Westover, Milford on Sea has now been completed. Constructed during some very challenging weather conditions, the defenses have already been put to the test during Storm Bella over the Christmas break, performing their function well in providing protection to the area. Contractors, Earlcoate Construction & Plant […]

  • 11 January 2021
    Infrastructure

    Hopper dredger Sospan Dau was busy over the past two weeks discharging 18,000m3 of dredged material onto the foreshore in Southsea. According to the officials, the dredger has formed a working platform with this material in preparation for sheet piling on the west side. This will allow the contractors to commence sheet piling the rear […]

  • 4 January 2021
    Equipment

    Custom Dredge Works (CDW) announced recently the delivery of a new 14″ Electric powered Chain Ladder Dredge to Legacy Materials in Booneville, Iowa. According to CDW, the new dredge boasts two unique characteristics: 1) Electric Powered, and 2) A Chain Ladder cutting system. The electric powered dredge will greatly reduce or eliminate air pollution, noise […]

  • 4 January 2021
    Infrastructure

    The Canal & River Trust is investing £10 million in a four-month program of repairs on Yorkshire and the North East’s historic waterways. “As part of the program, which will continue until March, our expert teams will be replacing lock gates, dredging sections of canal and carrying out a host of tasks to keep the […]

  • 28 December 2020
    Vessels

    Following the successful completion of sea trials, Onezhsky Shipyard has delivered self-propelled hopper barge Smelaya to FSUE Rosmorport. According to Rosmorport, the recent trials confirmed the operativeness of equipment, the key performance characteristics, functioning of the automation/navigation/communication facilities. The Smelaya with RS class notation КМ Iсе1 R3-RSN AUT3 Hopper is intended for transportation of the […]

  • 18 December 2020
    Regulation & policy

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced yesterday that after many years of thoughtful deliberation and preparation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted the state assumption of the 404 program (the federal permitting program to regulate the discharge of dredged or fill material into wetlands and other waters of the United States). […]

  • 16 December 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) has announced the successful delivery of another trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) to Jan De Nul Group with a perfect safety record. The 6000m3 TSHD Ortelius is the fifth dredger that Keppel O&M has delivered to Jan De Nul Group, following the delivery of three 3500m3 TSHDs and […]

  • 3 December 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    FSUE Rosmorport has taken delivery of the self-propelled hopper barge Morskaya, the Russian company reported yesterday. Built by Onezhsky Shipyard in Petrozavodsk, the new vessel will join Taman subdivision of Rosmorport’s Azov-Black Sea Basin branch. As reported, the 600 m3 hopper barge – with the homeport of Novorossiysk – will be involved in works as […]

  • 26 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Coffs Harbor boat ramp will be a key beneficiary of the NSW Government’s $205 million maritime stimulus to kick-start the economy and create local jobs. Minister for Transport and Roads, Andrew Constance, said that $4 million will go to upgrading the Coffs Harbor boat ramp, dredging the boat ramp basin, extending the breakwater to […]

  • 16 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    The tussocks are now removed and navigation route on the Okeechobee Waterway is clear, the USACE Jacksonville District reports. An estimated 35-40 acres of material was removed from the waterway between Moore Haven Lock and Dam, and Structure 280. Finally, the Corps has placed a buoy line in the rim canal at S-281, just north […]

  • 13 October 2020
    Equipment

    Boskalis has today financed its mega cutter suction dredger (CSD) Krios through an innovative Export Credit Agency (ECA) covered loan. This marks the first ECA insured financing of its kind in the Netherlands. With this EUR 121 million facility, Boskalis has refinanced a substantial part of the construction costs of the Krios. The ECA covered […]

  • 25 September 2020
    Equipment

    The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) has announced the delivery of a 200’ x 60’ walking spud dredge barge built by LAD Services of Louisiana. LAD contracted TSGI to develop the design of the barge which has the capacity to lift 114,000 lbs. of dredging spoil. It features two 85’ tall removable spuds and one winch […]

  • 19 August 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Government of Western Australia has allocated almost $7 million to four high priority coastal erosion hotspots and an additional 42 coastal management projects across Western Australia. Transport and Planning Minister Rita Saffioti said today that $5 million would be allocated to four high priority coastal erosion projects across WA including: $3.25 million to the […]

  • 14 August 2020
    Business development

    The latest round of funding under the NSW Government’s Coastal and Estuary Grants Program was officially opened on 11 August 2020. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said that she encouraged the State’s 56 coastal councils to apply for funding to assist with planning and managing the State’s coastline. “Our coastline and estuaries are critical […]

  • 10 August 2020
    Business development

    The McGowan Government has allocated $7 million to help solve access issues at the Carnarvon Fascine as part of the $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan. The funding will see immediate measures implemented to assist with access to the fascine, a long standing issue for Carnarvon residents and visitors. The $7 million will also go towards […]

  • 13 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    Starting this week, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will begin overseeing the clean up of the last significant legacy contamination in the downtown reach of the Willamette River. NW Natural will be removing contaminated sediment at the former Portland Gas Manufacturing. This work will address historical contamination resulting from gas manufacturing operations along the […]

  • 1 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has just released the latest progress photos of construction at Herbert Hoover Dike. Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) is a 143-mile earthen dam that surrounds Lake Okeechobee, the heart of the Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Everglades system. The project reduces impacts from flooding as a result of high lake levels for a […]

  • 23 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    As the 2020 session in Albany picked back up, New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato were able to once again pass bill S.7295/A.9595 through the Senate and Assembly, looking to further protect the waters of Jamaica Bay, after Governor Andrew M. Cuomo vetoed a similar bill last year. […]

  • 28 May 2020
  • 4 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, awarded the final contract for the cutoff wall required as part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD), the earthen structure surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The Corps awarded the contract April 30, 2020 for $41.4 million to Bauer Foundation Corporation from Odessa, Florida. The contract […]

  • 16 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The RECOVER Lake Okeechobee Stage Performance Measure used to evaluate regional scenarios for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) has been approved by the RECOVER (Restoration, Coordination & Verification) Executive Committee. RECOVER (REstoration COordination & VERification) is a multi-agency team of scientists, modelers, planners and resource specialists who organize and apply scientific and technical information […]

  • 8 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has announced that the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently awarded nearly $24 million from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to four new projects in the state of Alabama. The projects, developed in consultation with state and federal resource agencies, are designed to remedy harm and reduce the risk […]

  • 10 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    One of the latest additions to the FSUE Rosmorport fleet – the self-propelled hopper barge of project HB 900 named Rabochaya has been handed over to the company’s Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch (ACBB). According to the company, the hopper barge was used earlier by the North-Western Basin Branch. The Rabochaya – built by Onezhsky Shipbuilding and […]